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verb as in give up something in sacrifice

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Dark patterns come in many forms and can trick a person out of time or money or into forfeiting personal data.

The person who takes enormous offense over an honest mistake forfeits some measure of her respect, if not the right to be properly addressed.

By resigning, he forfeited the salary he was due for the final two years of his Middle Tennessee contract, though he hasn’t ruled out a lawsuit against the school.

Bute pleaded guilty and agreed to forfeit eight vacation days for the misconduct, but the commissioner, citing “the interest of justice,” reduced the penalty to five days of lost vacation.

Had Xiaomi kept its supply chain in place—it was almost entirely based in China at the time—the tariffs would have forced it to raise prices, forfeiting a big competitive edge.

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Our response for eight years has been to allow China to pursue its interests aggressively, while forfeiting our own.

Chamberlain, of course, chose Rome over the object of his heart's ache, forfeiting love and dying a broken man.

He was alike capable of sacrificing all his feelings to worldly considerations or of forfeiting the world for a visionary caprice.

No man wins triumphs in that way, without forfeiting some palms of glory.

Do you remember forfeiting several thousand dollars to him one evening in a certain room?

M. Louis Blanc has certainly no idea of forfeiting either of these attractions by laying claim to the other.

Mr Graham himself frequently joined in both, without incurring the slightest danger of forfeiting respect by condescension.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forfeiting, such as: relinquish, abandon, surrender, renounce, lose, and sacrifice.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.